Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

January 26, 2008 15:00 ET

The Government of Canada Committed to Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research

HAMILTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 26, 2008) - The Honourable Jason Kenney, Secretary of State (Multiculturalism and Canadian Identity), will attend an event in Hamilton tomorrow to mark the third annual International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust.

"The Government of Canada believes that we must ensure the memory of the Holocaust is never lost and maintain vigilance against all forms of anti-Semitism," said Secretary of State Kenney. "Our Government will continue to preserve and promote the fundamental Canadian values of freedom, democracy, human rights, and the rule of law."

"International Holocaust Remembrance Day reminds us that hatred and bigotry continue to plague our world," said the Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of Foreign Affairs. "That is why Canada works with its partners worldwide to foster respect for human rights and human dignity."

The Secretary of State has spearheaded Canada's recent and ongoing efforts to move towards membership in the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance, and Research. This reflects the Government's commitment to ensuring that future generations can understand the causes of the Holocaust and its consequences.

(This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Media Room.)

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Jason Kenney, PC, MP
    Secretary of State
    (Multiculturalism and Canadian Identity)
    Alykhan Velshi
    Director of Communications
    819 934-1122